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#1 10 years ago

HELP My power company changed out my meter installed a new a one. Three PCs were downloading at the time . Two came back on after they installed the meter, The third on would not even self restore. Had to reinstall windows.The power company said too bad not our fault (I called BS) and sent a leter to AIG their insurance company Now they have said the loss of power cant cause a data loss SO WHATwhat do you guys say?




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#2 10 years ago

Ok... so what's the point of this? You've installed the OS, the computer's working fine... what are you asking, exactly?




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#3 10 years ago

Could the power loss have caused this I lost 900 plus pages of Military medicial records that i need for a case against the VA. My youngest son is still fighting with them. He was hurt and is no longer able to stay in the Army. And i had to Buy the windows program just want refunded $ i spent to repair system




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#4 10 years ago

A power loss could have caused a drive malfunction, yes, but if you had data that sensitive on it (without a backup :rolleyes:) the last thing you should have done was reinstall the OS, the wipes the drive clean. For future reference, hook the drive up to another computer that has a harddrive with an OS already in it, and get the data that way.




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#5 10 years ago

I don't know if it would go to that extreme and corrupt the whole Windows OS and Sys Restore you would think that it would only corrupt the data that it was downloading plus, if the other comps are still working then I'm guessing it could have just been a coincidence (not that I'm on their side) but still if the other computers are still working fine then idk but I'm only 14 and haven't had much PC fixing experience but I've improved a lot but it might just corrupt the data that it was downing. Just wondering if the computer that crapped on you was the oldest one or did it have any past problems we should know about?




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#6 10 years ago

All the folders were still on the drive. But when you opened them, they were empty. I installed a data recovery program, it did find things that were in the trash can that i could recover. Even after a system restore was finished the Data files were still blank. HP Pavilion PC